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Yasuhiro Nakasone Chair in Japanese Studies

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Established in 1988 by Yasuhiro Nakasone on behalf of Japan

NakasoneYasuhiroYASUHIRO NAKASONE, prime minister of Japan from 1982 to 1987, supported the renewal of the United States-Japan Security Treaty and worked closely with President Ronald Reagan to strengthen United States/Japan relations. The prime minister spoke at the 1983 SAIS commencement and the following year was awarded an honorary Hopkins doctorate at a university convocation in Tokyo–the first time the university had ever conducted a convocation off campus.